Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Crazies Go Green...and Green....and Green......


Barb is back today with another challenge for us at the Crazy4Challenges DT.

May's birthstone is the emerald. Let your project strongly feature the color green this week. Any shade of green will do as long as it is the main color on your project.

I think I have the green requirement covered as most of my card is green with a touch of yellow.  My flowers were made with a Memory Box die.  I popped up a second layer of the yellow flowers to give it more dimensiin.  I used a SU punch for my sentiment panel.  I dry embossed the base panel and added a few rhinestones as accents.


Be sure to check out the GREEN creations by the rest of the DT at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CCEE Stampers Challenge -- Fabric and Corrugated Paper


Welcome to the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  For the month of May, I (Joanne/jojot) am your hostess.  For the challenges this month, we are going to concentrate on tools and embellishments rather than themes.  Please feel free to do a faux version if you do not have the tool or embellishment.

This week our cards/projects must have fabric and corrugated paper.  The corrugated paper may be made with a crimper or already crimped.  The fabric must be something other than a ribbon. 

My original plans were to use burlap on my card, but my stamp cave is such a mess that I could not put my hands on it.....so I went with Plan B.  I wish I could say that I created this beautiful fabric bloom, but I can't.  I have had it forever and just could never make it work on a card.  Well, this week I did.......I had to keep the rest of the card fairly simple.  I used already corrugated paper for my horizontal panel along borders made with a Martha Stewart punch, added some paper piercing, and the thank you sentiment finished it off.  I am happy to say that I love the results....plus I used this flower that has been hanging around for much tooooooo long.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the fab creations by the DT....you are sure to be dazzled.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Crazies Get Sketchie



It's the third Saturday of the month which means that it is Sketch Challenge week. Barb, our Crazy4Challenges hostess for May, has designed a fun sketch for us to play with :)


I went monochromatic this week.  I heat embossed this silhouette bloom imageand sentiment and dry embossed the back panel.  I added a horizontal panel of lace and some pearls.  Kept it pretty easy.   I used a Marvy corner rounder and SU circle punches.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations made from this one sketch.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CCEE Stampers Get Inky with their Acrylics

Welcome to the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  For the month of May, I (Joanne/jojot) am your hostess.  For the challenges this month, we are going to concentrate on tools and embellishments rather than themes.  Please feel free to do a faux version if you do not have the tool or embellishment.

  Here is this week's challenge.......
Get out your acrylics and your inks. I want you to create a background using inks, but no stamps or embossing folders. I also want something acrylic on your card/project. (You certainly may use stamps for your main panels….only the background must be made without stamps or embossing folders.

 Last week I went CAS with my card.  This week I worked way too hard on this one.  However, in the end I am pleased with the results.  For my background I used some spray inks on watercolor paper.  My acrylic is obviously the see-through part of the card front.  Last week I took the easy way out with my paper flower, so this week I decided to make up for it with this paper bloom mace with MFT dies.  I used a button as the center and added foliage from a number of dies.  I added the iron work borders both in and out of the front panel to hide where I adhered the acrylic sheet.

Hope you have time to stop by the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the fab creations by this very talented and friendly team.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Crazies Appreciate Teachers

Barb is back this week with another fun challenge for us all.

School will be letting out here in the US soon, let's make a teacher appreciation card and actually USE it. If you don't need it for yourself, gift it to someone who does. 

I kept the school part subtle with the designer paper.  At the end of a school year, it was often nice to remember our 'real life'......so I went with this lovely rose from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

As a retired teacher (after 35 years in the middle school realm) I can say that teachers really do appreciate expressions of true caring after spending a year with the students and their parents.  So do be sure to mail them if appropriate for your circumstances.

Be sure to visit the Crazy4Challenges Blog to see the fab creations by the DT.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The CCEE Stampers Follow a Recipe


Welcome to the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  For the month of May, I (Joanne/jojot) am the hostess.  For the challenges this month, we are going to concentrate on tools and embellishments rather than themes.  Please feel free to do a faux version if you do not have the tool or embellishment.

The challenge for today is to use at least one embossing folder, brad, and a self-made flower on your card/project.  You can certainly use dies to create your flower(s) if you want.

For my card I used a die from Memory Box, a sentiment from Hero Arts, an embossing dot folder, three brads, and some rhinestones on the flower centers.

I kept it simple as even though I got an injection in my back yesterday (well, actually two shots but I'm not going to tell you the whole miserable story),  I am still hobbling around.  The shots were nothing, but the aftermath was ugly.  It was after 7 tonight when I finally made it down to the stamp cave.  So apologies for the simple flower.  I had actually hoped to play with some new flower dies I got, but had not time for the learning curve tonight.

Please join us AND visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by this fantastic and talented team.   If you upload to another site such as Splitcoaststampers, please add CCEE1519 to your keywords.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The 'EYES' Go Crazy......

Hi Crazy Fans!

It's a brand new month which means it is time to introduce our new Crazy4Challenges  hostess for the month, which this time around is Barb Anders.

Before we get onto this week's challenge, we have some updates for you.  First up, Lynn Putt, sadly, has left us as she is very busy and doesn't have the time to play along with us right now. 

Vicki Burdick, who was our Guest Designer in April, has now joined us on the Design Team. We are excited to welcome her to the team.

Finally we need to introduce this month's Guest Designer .... Broni Holcomb from Splash of Watercolor blog. We look forward to having Broni play along with us each week.

OK,  now onto this week's challenge!

There are ALL kinds of "holidays" these days.  Have you noticed that? One of the "monthly" observances for May (in the US, at least) is Healthy Vision Month. I know we're all aware of how precious vision is.   So let's celebrate it this week. Your project should have something related to vision or eyes on it. Use your imagination--the "eyes" have it this week!

On this card I used die cuts from two small die sets by Impression Obsession.  The sentiment comes from a Pure Innocence set by My Favorite Things.

Be sure to stop by the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations by the DT.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The CCEE Stampers Are Star Gazing

Frances continues as the host for the CCEE Stampers this week.  This is her challenge.......

The 28th  of April was National Astronomy Day.  For our challenge this week please create a card/project which includes stars in some way.

I used a wonderful die set for both the star and the snowflake.  (If you want to know the company, leave a comment and I'll get back to you.  I am two flights of stairs away from the dies right now.)  The sentiment is from an old retired SU set.  I love how this one came out, so I will be making a set of these for my holiday stash for 2015.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the truly stellar creations by this fabulously STELLAR DT.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

This CRAZY is Back to Play


I am happy to say that I have a card to share for this week's Crazy4Challenges post.  I have been MIA for a few weeks due to sciatica.  It has been a painful journey, but it will hopefully come to an end in two weeks when I have an injection in my back.  However,  I have been trying to hobble down to the stamp cave so I can 'play' and rejoin my challenge teams.  Thanks for your patience.

This week, our hostess is Lynn....and here is her challenge......

Since today is World Penguin Day and tomorrow is National Go Birding Day, let's create a card or project using some type of bird.

If you would like to play along with us this week, upload your card/project to your blog or online gallery using the keyword C4C283.  Then pop over to the Crazies Blog and link it on Inlinkz so we can see it too! :)

 On my card I used no stamps.  I used die cuts from Memory Box, Spellbinders, and MFT.  In the background of the circle panel I also used a cloud embossing folder, but can't remember from which company.

Thanks for looking.